By Amy R. Greenwald, Jeffrey O. Kephart (auth.), Alexandros Moukas, Fredrik Ygge, Carles Sierra (eds.)

ISBN-10: 3540677739

ISBN-13: 9783540677734

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It follows from this condition that when the number of sellers is large, PNE exist even for small values of so long as n is also small. 00125. 125. A full range of asymmetric PNE exist when i = 1 for the values of specified by Cond. 14 that arise for values of n ranging from 2 to 100. Still assuming a large number of sellers, let i > 1. Restating Cond. 16 as a bound on n and taking the limit as S → ∞, we find that n ≤ i/(i − 1) ≤ 2. But since n ≥ 2 at equilibrium, it follows that at any PNE exactly 2 sellers charge price pi .

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20 Amy R. Greenwald and Jeffrey O. 0625. The complete set of PNE for S = 2 is listed in Table 12. Notice that PNE cease to exist when |P | > 9; for S = 3, PNE cease to exist when |P | > 12; in general, PNE cease to exist whenever |P | > 1 + i∗ [1 + (wB /wA )(S/n)] where i∗ is the maximum integer value i satisfying Cond. 16, which can be rearranged to give an upper bound on i. 625) DNE Table 1. The set of PNE for S = 2. DNE stands for does not exist, implying the non-existence of pure strategy Nash equilibria, although the existence of mixed strategy equilibria is established in Nash [28].

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